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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Frodo sees in the distance the Pillars of the Kings, _____________, as Aragorn reveals to him.
2. What is the name of the only person who can make the decision whether to go East or to go West on the journey?
3. What is the word Gandalf finally uses in order to solve the riddle of the doors and to open them?
4. When the group gets to the edge of the city, which traveler is told he has to be blindfolded?
5. Who tells the others at the council that his people have been holding back the enemy and keeping them at bay?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sam share with Frodo that he has seen, though he's not sure it was a dream or not?
2. What does Strider come back with when he goes out to scout out a bridge that they might have to cross?
3. What is being described in the book Gandalf reads when they are in the Chamber of Records?
4. What does Bilbo give to Frodo on his last day in Rivendell?
5. When Frodo awakes in a comfortable bed, what does Gandalf tell him?
6. What are the travelers given by the Elves in order to help their journey?
7. What does Aragorn say when Frodo states that Aragorn is the rightful heir and that he should have the ring?
8. What is in the small wooden box that Sam receives from Lady Galadriel?
9. How does Gandalf eventually open up the door to the Mines of Moria?
10. What does Aragorn suggest in order to make the blindfolding fair for those who are traveling?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Power in this story is clearly something which corrupts, in a variety of ways as the story progresses.
Part 1: Why is power so alluring to the people in the story?
Part 2: Why are some people more attracted to holding power than others are?
Part 3: Is it possible to have a world without power struggles? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
At many points of the journey, the innocence of the Hobbits seems to almost get them into trouble.
Part 1: Why is innocence a good thing to have when you are in trouble?
Part 2: Why might being innocent hurt you when you are in a troublesome situation?
Part 3: Would you rather be innocent in the face of danger or not? Why?
Essay Topic 3
At one point during the book, readers are reminded that all things pass and change. The world is always going to move into new eras.
Part 1: Why is the world always going to change?
Part 2: What makes this story's progress of time so much more important to the characters? Or is it not as important?
Part 3: How does change of an era change the people who are living in the era?
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